On The Broom – John Shuster, US Men’s Curling Gold Medalist Interview – This past February in South Korea was a memorable month for the United States Men’s Curling team. Led by team captain John Shuster, the Men’s team started slow in PyeongChang. They lost four of their first six matches, and needed to win their three remaining games to qualify for the medal round. It would be a tough hill to climb, as they had to beat the top three teams in their remaining matches to qualify. Shuster and the United States men put on a show, winning five straight games to take their first gold medal in Winter Games history!
The Chisholm, MN native has appeared in four straight Olympic games, captaining the last three squads. While curling doesn’t see as much attention as other winter sports, Shuster and the US Men gave viewers a show that would bring a lot of attention to the sport. Normally, curling clubs around the United States see a small bump in attention during Olympic coverage, but this year was different. Curling clubs and facilities around the country are now adding more events/sessions for first-time curlers looking to get into the game. Sign-ups are filling at incredible rates. Curling fans around the country can’t wait for the next Winter Games in 2022.
Collectors are snatching up Shuster’s cards in 2018 Topps Winter Olympics Trading Cards, where he has autographs, parallels and insert cards. Check out some of his prices on the secondary market. Our own Russ Cohen was able to catch up with Shuster after his return to the US from South Korea. Check out their interview with a selection of Shuster’s cards below. For more interviews from Russ, you can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.
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